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SHEARWATER JOURNEYS' 2014 SCHEDULE OF PELAGIC TRIPS

Schedule is also available in a calendar format.

Welcome aboard! Shearwater Journeys has offered quality pelagic trips off the coast of California since 1976. Many records, new to both North America and California, have been discovered on these fine pelagic trips. You will be accompanied by several outstanding leaders who have worldwide experience with seabirds and marine mammals. Whether you are a seasoned seabirder, or a beginner, we invite you to join us in the excitement of ocean birding which is unlike any other birding. Join us for a thrilling trip from the 2014 schedule listed below.
SPACE AVAILABLE ON TRIPS, UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.

2014
March
Mar 21, Fri Monterey Bay $95 Trip Report

May
May 15-22 DISKO BAY: GREENLAND VOYAGE with Debi Shearwater + 30 guests $2700

July
Jul. 20, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196 Trip Report
Jul. 26, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196 Trip Report More photos of Salvin's Albatross and other highlights by Todd McGrath and Scott Terrill and Abe Borker

August
Aug. 1, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164 Trip Report
Aug. 2, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196 Trip Report Photos by Bryan Hix and David Pavlik
Aug. 3, Sun. Farallon Islands: Tufted Puffins & Breeding Seabirds $177 Trip Report
Aug. 8, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164 Trip Report
Aug. 15, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164 Trip Report
Aug. 16, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Cook's & Hawaiian Petrel Express $196 Trip Report
Aug. 17, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Cook's & Hawaiian Petrel Express $196 Trip Report
Aug. 22, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164 Trip Report
Aug. 23, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Cook's & Hawaiian Petrel Express $196 LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

September
Sep. 1, Mon. Bodega Canyon & Cordell Bank: Offshore $218
Sep. 5, Fri. Monterey Seavalley: Fall Seabird Classic $164 Trip Report
Sep. 6, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 7, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses, Petrels & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 8, Mon. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses, Petrels & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 9, Tue. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 10, Wed. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 11, Thu. Monterey Seavalley: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 12, Fri. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164 LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
Sep. 13, Sat. Albacore Grounds: Offshore Monterey $199
Sep. 14, Sun. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 15, Mon. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 19, Fri. Bodega Canyon & Cordell Bank: Offshore $218
Sep. 21, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 24, Wed. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $198
Sep. 25, Thu. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 26, Fri. Monterey Seavalley: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 27, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 28, Sun. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164

October
Oct. 4, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Oct. 5, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Oct. 11, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Oct. 12, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Late Fall & Early Winter Seabirds $196

November
Nov. 9-25 BIRDING DOWN UNDER VOYAGE: SUB-ANTARCTIC ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND with Debi Shearwater.$10000 SOLD OUT Ask to be put on the waiting list.

Greetings, Seabirders,
The year 2013 was a fabulous one for seabirding with Shearwater Journeys. Day after beautiful day, we enjoyed fabulous sea conditions and the spectacle of the fall seabird migration and feeding of up to 100 humpback whales and 20 blue whales each day, along the Central Coast of California. The single most spectacular highlight of the fall season was the mega-rarity, HAWAIIAN PETREL on our Aug. 2, Monterey Bay trip. LAYSAN ALBATROSS was recorded on many of our trips. Rare in California, a GREAT SHEARWATER was observed on several of our Half Moon Bay trips and Monterey Bay. During our 2012 season, HAWAIIAN PETREL was a highlight on the Sep. 21 Bodega Bay trip. The Pacific Ocean's only NORTHERN GANNET was seen on both of our trips to the Farallon Islands, August 4 and October 20. Indeed, the list of rare seabirds found on Shearwater Journeys' trips is unsurpassed. Our August trips to the Farallon Islands continues with a 100% success rate in seeing TUFTED PUFFINS, up close at their breeding colony. Of course, the regular fall migrants were recorded throughout the season. Shearwater Journeys continues to operate the broadest most comprehensive selection of seabirding trips on the west coast. Some 1,325 birders participated on 36 day long trips in 2013, finding many seabirds and marine mammals. Our friendly and knowledgable leaders have worldwide seabirding experience.

EXPEDITION VOYAGES: Join Debi Shearwater on one of the world's most incredible expedition voyages to New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands: Bounty, Antipodes, Campbell, Auckland, Macquarie, and the Chatham Islands, 9 - 25 November 2014. This is a "bookend" voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula voyage. We shall see many species of penguins, albatrosses, petrels and other wildlife. Ask Debi about the details. Only 4 berths are available.

Coming in May/June 2016: voyages to the Russian Far East — Kurils and Sea of Okhotsk! Get on our advance list now by emailing Debi!

Reservations: Payment, in full by check or money order is required at the time of booking. Please include the name, address, phone/email of each person in your party, as required by the USCG. Fuel surcharges are not included.
Send your reservation to:

Debi Shearwater
POB 190
Hollister, CA 95024

Please see our blog for more information, trip reports and updates. Looking forward to the 39th year of seabirding with you! — Debi Shearwater
Email Debi Phone: 831-637-8527

Schedule is also available in a calendar format.